PARIS — Astronomers have determined that a small extrasolar planet found by the French-led Corot planet-finding mission is a rocky planet like our own. The planet, Corot 7-b, was discovered last year but only confirmed in February. About 20 near Earth-sized planets, known as Super Earths, have been seen so far, but Corot 7-b was the first to be observed directly as it transited in front of its star, and not inferred from other measurements (Aerospace DAILY, Feb. 4). However, ...
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